2010 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

Q: Help!!! My honey gave me a mini vacation as a newly just retired gift. After 41 years of building submarines I called it quits. She loaded my bike up with all that we needed and as I started to back the bike out of the garage, which is on a incline, I held the front brake on as I slowly backed out. The bike was not running at this time. Next thing I knew there was lots of smoke coming from the brake light switch. This was the beginning of the “aw shit” moment. I jumped off the bike to investigate and found the bottom wire to the switch melting. I squeezed the brake handle and at first nothing happened and my brake lights stayed on but soon after the smoke started again. So I know there’s a problem but I don’t know where to begin looking. Thanks for any advice you can offer.
William P
2010 Electra Glide Ultra Classic

A: Hello William, Congrats on retirement.
Odd, did you test the rear brake light switch?

Hogger Feedback:
It turns out there was a recall on a whole lot of HG’s for that switch, and also for the tank mount. I found out the hard way. Check out this link and maybe pass it along on your website.
Regards, Bill

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13 Responses to “2010 Electra Glide Ultra Classic”
  1. TheMaddYooper

    You got lucky to find it the way you did. I hope you got it fixed and still made the ride.

  2. TRENT

    07 road king no brake light horn or turning signals check fuse on acc its good any idea’s?

  3. Fred R Curtis
    Fred R Curtis

    I need to know how to fix my fairing one of the small brackets broke going to the speaker to main braket

  4. Bob batey
    Bob batey

    I have 98 flhtcui studs on amp gage were not rust proof,stopped working ,had to replace.Not right. Any comment?

  5. Lionel DeGrood
    Lionel DeGrood

    What are the simplest ways to trouble shoot a non working cruise control on my 01 Ultra.

  6. Don

    Usually when wires smoke like you are describing, you have a dead short. Check the switch to see if there is a broken wire or bad switch!

  7. Donald Kinser
    Donald Kinser

    There is a recall on the rear brake switch starting on 09 touring model to about 2011-12. Sound like your talking about your front brake switch though. It sure sounds like it shorted out good.


    Is there a link to replace my old fork sliders with Chrome one?